Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No
Employment Status: Full-Time
Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!
Our Technology department has an Electrical Engineer Co-Op opportunity, located at our corporate headquarters in Lancaster PA. We are looking for candidates that are energetic, technically savvy and highly motivated to succeed in our team environment. Candidates should be majoring in Electrical Engineering, and possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Under the supervision and guidance of an experienced electrical engineer, you will be assigned a project that can be completed during the term of your co-op and you may be contributing to an ongoing larger scale project. Electrical Engineers at AWI support the design and installation of capital equipment and systems in our ceilings manufacturing locations. As a member of a cross-disciplinary team, you will participate in projects including problem investigation, project requirements gathering, developing solutions, writing scope documents, specifying equipment, preparing appropriation requests and working on all phases of project and equipment installations.
Value Added Activities (% Time Spent)
Replacing/adding production capabilities by adding or modifying equipment
Establishing equipment Standard Operating Procedures and maintenance practices to place assets in a precision state
Estimating and executing new product and cost improvement projects
Modifying equipment and processes to automate manual tasks to improve capacity and/or reduce cost
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience
Must be pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering
Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, cumulative and within major
Must have completed Junior year prior to starting co-op
Other Skills and Abilities
Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the specific ability to work in teams
Capability to build working and professional relationships with other functions
Familiarity with Microsoft Office with emphasis in Word, Excel, and Power Point
Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions when necessary
Unlimited authorization to work in the United States
Ability to travel, if required
Ability to climb ladders and walk catwalks, etc., in order to monitor, direct and validate equipment and installations
Physical and Mental Demands
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones. Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.
Why Armstrong World Industries?
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.
About the Location (Lancaster, PA):
Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.
Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans
Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.
AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.
AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.